"Nice Area Elton"

By Rob Last edited 214 months ago
"Nice Area Elton"

While we're on the subject of unusual pairings (see The Hoff and Bobby Davro below) we should mention the fact that Elton John and Freddie Flintoff are rumoured to be planning a duet in Battersea Park this summer.

We realise this sounds as unlikely as, say, the star of Baywatch popping up in Wimbledon dressed as a pirate but we assure you it's true (probably, the story is from the Daily Mail):

England's man-of-the-series in last summer's Ashes will join his musical hero for a one-off performance in London's Battersea Park next month.

Flintoff's passion for Sir Elton's music emerged when he adopted the song Rocket Man as the England team's unofficial anthem and played it in the dressing room before games.

All we're told about the concert is that it's for charity and it's in May so we did a quick Google and it appears to be this:

TV’s Jonny Vaughan will host the evening. A star studded Q&A line up of sporting icons including Lawrence Dalaglio, Martin Johnson, Kevin Pieterson and Fred himself will be hosted by England rugby star Austin Healy.

The main entertainment for the evening will be an hour-long set from rock legend, Sir Elton John. The evening will include celebrity auctioneer Neil Morrissey giving you the opportunity to bid for genuinely unique pieces of memorabilia. The whole event will be rounded off with a disco from Radio 1’s Scott Mills.

Wow, Scott Mills and Neil Morrissey in one evening, just try and keep us away!

Last Updated 27 April 2006